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Sexuality and poverty: a case study of sex workers in Kampala, Uganda

Leiper, Devi LU (2009) MIDM70 20091
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The emerging focus on sexuality in development thinking has provided an opening for sex work issues to be included in the development framework. Unequal gender power relations restrict women’s employment opportunities and sex work becomes the best option out of very little choices. However, sexuality norms and beliefs have stratified sex work as ‘unacceptable’. As a result, sex workers face a wide range of challenges that prevent them from enjoying a full quality of life.

This paper investigates the sex worker’s experience of poverty based on their unaccepted sexuality. Using the approach of poverty multidimensionality in the case of sex workers in Kampala, Uganda, it demonstrates that sexuality has an interactive relationship with... (More)
The emerging focus on sexuality in development thinking has provided an opening for sex work issues to be included in the development framework. Unequal gender power relations restrict women’s employment opportunities and sex work becomes the best option out of very little choices. However, sexuality norms and beliefs have stratified sex work as ‘unacceptable’. As a result, sex workers face a wide range of challenges that prevent them from enjoying a full quality of life.

This paper investigates the sex worker’s experience of poverty based on their unaccepted sexuality. Using the approach of poverty multidimensionality in the case of sex workers in Kampala, Uganda, it demonstrates that sexuality has an interactive relationship with poverty. It employs a combination of qualitative research methods to capture the lived experience of poverty. (Less)
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author
Leiper, Devi LU
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organization
course
MIDM70 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Uganda, sex worker poverty, sex work, sexuality and development
language
English
id
1435186
date added to LUP
2009-08-14 13:24:26
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2010-05-07 13:16:05
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  abstract     = {The emerging focus on sexuality in development thinking has provided an opening for sex work issues to be included in the development framework. Unequal gender power relations restrict women’s employment opportunities and sex work becomes the best option out of very little choices. However, sexuality norms and beliefs have stratified sex work as ‘unacceptable’. As a result, sex workers face a wide range of challenges that prevent them from enjoying a full quality of life. 

This paper investigates the sex worker’s experience of poverty based on their unaccepted sexuality. Using the approach of poverty multidimensionality in the case of sex workers in Kampala, Uganda, it demonstrates that sexuality has an interactive relationship with poverty. It employs a combination of qualitative research methods to capture the lived experience of poverty.},
  author       = {Leiper, Devi},
  keyword      = {Uganda,sex worker poverty,sex work,sexuality and development},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sexuality and poverty: a case study of sex workers in Kampala, Uganda},
  year         = {2009},
}